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28 days ago

Old Canadian made Table Re - Re - Finish - 3 replies

I have a Table Top in for a re-finish. The Table was originally a high gloss finish…Mirror High Gloss, from the Factory (I have the Original leaf). The customer had done/or did, a repair, and a sub-par poly top coat over Lacquer. Upon getting the table top in the shop, and sanding, I found the prior repair, done incorrectly. Th...

109 days ago

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120 days ago

wood can be deceiving! - 17 replies

(this is Poplar from my shop, Plain-sawn left side; Quarter-sawn right side) I am ALWAYS asked…always; ‘what type of wood do you think this is’, so many times…always… A lot of the times, I can’t tell them what species it is…of course I know this is Poplar, but most of other instances a persons ...

132 days ago

I'd like to vent about my/the local wdwking retailer; is this the forum? - 6 replies

Or, should I just keep it to myself? I Google everything now…all my supplies for over 2 years now, have been purchased online. More than $4K last year (I am not a Corporation, just a DBA, yeah!), delivered directly to my shop, UPS – FedEx, and at a savings of over 10% retail.Rarely do I EVER go to a brick-n-mortar “storeR...

133 days ago

Pine? or...? - 7 replies

Hi,looking for a second, third…opinion,ha a friend sent me this pic of a built-in in her living room…I haven’t seen it in person, in the room, or i wouldn’t be asking this question, ha Does this look like Pine, or could it be some stained Poplar, or, etc… any other perspectives, much appreciated!!https://s3...

275 days ago

help on a species identification - 5 replies

I have pics of a dresser.I think it may be Espresso…but that’s not the question. Please look at the grain. I can not nail it…I am on the fence as to:BeechBircha fake (Mahogany)MahoganyPoplar…? I just do NOT know what it is… Please, I really need your Help…so I am asking. please. Steve

293 days ago

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331 days ago

Shop made horizontal mortiser, still cutting - 5 replies

It’s been a year since I’ve introduced this shop made mortiser.Wanted to tell you all that it is still working well…if anyone needs plans, I have none, ha, but could guide you through it.

338 days ago

surrender. white flag (waving) - 2 replies

I have made; dis-respectful, egotistical, anal remarks towards members here.I am sorry, really.I admit I have been critical, finger pointing, and sometimes vulgar in my remarks…Again, I would like to be able to take back some of my past decisions, concerning the way I reacted to people; intelligently (instead of anally dis-) respecting oth...

341 days ago

LumberJerk cliques - 101 replies

Haven’t had a good impression of (the ‘ruling mass of comedic [edited by management]’) on this site. I’m not the only one. messg. ”...This site is very clickish, follow the leader… I went through the same thing… They stick up for each other… Just reading your post proves what I said…...

362 days ago

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370 days ago

. -Table Saw decisions - Grizz 1023RLX, G0691, Shop Fox W1820...? - 32 replies

,Researching these three Saws, and trying to decide where to go with it (which one)

377 days ago

Dust Deputy 10 gl. Deluxe w/steel canister is unbelievable! - 5 replies

I have been using the dust deputy w/steel canister in my basement shop for a couple months now with a (11 month old) 5.5 ShopVac and a CleanStream filter . all I have to say is, Wow!I have 40+ ft of 2 1/2” hose w/blast gates, 3-90 degree turns, and several “Y’s”, running to 7 machines, and a floor vac gate.I run 1 (ONE) m...

380 days ago

Try using Goddards Paste wax - 2 replies

I use it exclusively on all my projects. (“I” feel)—it’s the best wax I ever used. Just wanted to put this GREAT wax out there for others to try. I get it at It’s not available in U.S. stores (as far as I know)

381 days ago

Purchased the INCRA Miter Sled - 3 replies

I already own the INCRA 1000HD Miter Gauge.I want to add it to the INCRA Express Sled.I ordered the INCRA Miter EXPRESS Sled yesterday.INCRA want’s $155, got it on Amazon for $133.I really wanted the INCRA 5000, but figured if I like the Express sled enough, I could dedicate it to my 2nd TS, and get the INCRA 5000 for my main saw. Anyon...

386 days ago

Which TSaws are made in the USA - 41 replies

I’ve stopped watching this post. Opinions are like…everybody has () oneAre there any?

410 days ago

How any brand can justify $600+ for a sharpening system is beyond ridiculous - 48 replies

I am commenting on the Tormek T-7.

414 days ago

Starrett WoodPeckersXF BandSaw Blades - Info - 17 replies

Does anyone use Starrett Blades in their Bandsaw?I have a Rikon 14” Never tried a Starrett bandsaw blade, have you? Do you recommend?

490 days ago

thinking about a sharpening wheel(s) ...??? - 13 replies

What do guys/gals, think about sharpening on wheels, is it a benificial improvement, I just use granite and paper now, but it’s laborious…do any use wheels for you plane, chisel, etc.I would still have to flatten the backs, but… Anyone use these: It’s on sale $90 DescriptionExperience the pleasure of using sharp cut...

494 days ago

Right out of the can, man! Gen. Fin. Enduro Water-based Lacquer get's my approval. - 1 reply

Right out of the can, man.I use General Finishes Enduro water-based Lacquer – I’ve used regular Lacquer forever, until I tried this…Non-flammable, low odor, VOC-compliant…I spray it in my basement, 15’ from the furnace…cleans up with soap and water…did I state, NON FLAMMABLE! I challenge anyone to tell the difference between two boards sprayed b...

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